Sunday, June 10, 2007

Polishing the Gas Cap Trail

Horse riders could not get over David's ramp. I cut a gap in the downed tree above the ramp so equestrians can go up and around without tearing up the trail. Horse riders were damaging the trail by going around under the tree and cutting up to the trail.
Exposed roots on steep corner were getting damaged by trail users.

I covered roots with soil to help protect them from getting torn up. This was not done to make the trail easier to ride. Heavy breaking is already cutting into soil and I may place an obstacle up hill of this corner to slow riders down.
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Anonymous said...

The horses are ruining this trail. They need to make another trail that they maintain.

Chris Clutton said...

I would not blame the problems happening on this trail entirely on horses. Although I would like to have equestrians doing more maintenance the degradation of the trail is partially due to me underestimating the amount of water collecting on the old landing and flowing onto the trail. I will set up a trail work day to rework the trail to correct this problem.